Council to Hold Construction Prequalification Public Hearing
Council President Shannon G. Hardin
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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On June 30, 2021, at 5:30pm, Council President Shannon G. Hardin will convene the Small and Minority Business Committee to review the impact of the City of Columbus’ construction prequalification code, analyze its impact on small and minority construction businesses, and discuss potential reforms.
Per the 2019 Disparity Study, Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) in the construction field received 6.8% of prime contracts and 1.49% of contract dollars. As of February 2021, there were 191 firms prequalified to bid on construction contracts with the City. Six (6) of the prequalified firms are City Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBEs) or State-certified Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity Minority Business Enterprises (EDGE/MBEs), representing approximately 3% of firms.
Any resident seeking to submit written testimony should share it with the office of Council President Hardin. Written testimony must be received by 4pm on the day of the hearing and emailed to Linda Capobianco at [email protected].
Residents who want to provide testimony via WebEx during the virtual hearing must email Linda Capobianco at [email protected] by noon on the day of the hearing to request a WebEx speaker link. Each speaker's remarks are limited to three minutes or less.
The hearing will be live-streamed on the City’s YouTube channel and Facebook.